Upcoming events

Events, activities and conferences relevant to the users of TERN are listed here. If you would like to feature your event on this page please contact us.

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26 July 2021 - 05 August 2021


FORCE 11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI)

FSCI assembles researchers, scholars, librarians, publishers, funders and research administrators to explore new developments in open science, knowledge creation and communication.  FSCI Courses range from basic orientations to advanced topics parsed by different domains/disciplines, with the goal to foster community-driven understanding and solutions for the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities that are transforming the way …

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04 - 04 August 2021


The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

Climate modelling in Australia – what’s the use? Benefits for human health, society and the environment. Click here to register. Climate models are important tools for improving our understanding and predictability of climate behaviour on seasonal, annual, decadal, and centennial time scales across regions and the globe. Outcomes of modelling are used to inform decision …

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18 - 18 August 2021


Ecosystem Exchange: OzFlux Webinar Series

Estimating Ecosystem Respiration from Flux Tower Data: Insights from Cumberland Plain Register Flux towers measure the net exchange of carbon dioxide (NEE) between the land surface and the boundary-layer of the atmosphere but Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) and Ecosystem Respiration (ER), the components of NEE, are often derived from flux tower data. GPP and ER …

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23 - 27 August 2021


Earth Observation Australia Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2021

06 - 10 September 2021

Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa

MEDECOS 2021 conference: The ecology and evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems and their species

The MEDECOS conferences focus on the ecology and evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems and their species. By uniting scientists and students whose research centres on Mediterranean-climate ecosystems, participants gain insights into the similarities and differences in how these ecosystems function, change and evolve.

08 - 09 September 2021


ILTER East Asia-Pacific Regional Network Conference

“Citizen Science in supporting long-term ecological-social monitoring systems” Register to attend For researchers in Australia wanting to present, please submit your abstracts to by midnight AEST 19 August 2021. Conference website Plenary session 1 (day 1): Changes of biodiversity and its services under climate change and the role of community science – Session co-chairs …

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08 November 2021 - 12 May 2021


ILTER Coordinating Committee Meeting

01 - 01 December 2021


30th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2021)

ICCB is the premier global meeting for conservation scientists and professionals, including researchers, students, agency personnel, environmental educators, practitioners, and other conservation stakeholders.  Attendees gather for lively discussions and scientific presentations on the nexus between biodiversity conservation and genetics, ecology, biogeography, anthropology, history, psychology, economics, conservation marketing, religion, and more.

08 - 11 February 2022

Auckland, New Zealand

ileaps–OzFlux Joint Conference

21 - 23 March 2022


Environmental DNA conference

Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis has the potential to offer a rapid, universal, and cost-effective way to measure condition and change of biodiversity assets and biosecurity threats. For this, eDNA research and applications in the biodiverse Australasian region are gaining momentum in natural resource management. Join us to discuss the latest innovations, catch up with collaborators, …

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01 - 01 September 2022

Sarawak, Malaysia

AsiaFlux 2022 Conference

Dates announced soon… Conference Theme: The Nexus of Land Use Change, Ecosystem & Climate: A Path Towards SDGs

11 - 16 September 2022


International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Congress

12 - 16 September 2022

Kunming, China

ILTER Open Science Meeting

Events archive

A list of some of the key TERN events and links to presentations, recordings and more information.

The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

2 June 2021

Dr Ian Cresswell, Dr Anna Richards and Prof. Lindsay Hutley.

‘Resilience in Australia’s ecosystems.’

Q&A Report

7 April 2021

Dr Michelle Heupel, Dr Elisa Bayraktarov & Sharon Tickell.

‘The Australian sea-change phenomenon – an ecosystem monitoring perspective.’

Ecosystem Observations, TERN Seminar Series

4 November 2020

Assoc. Prof. Ben Sparrow, Dr Sandra Walpole & Dr Teresa Eyre.

Standardising environmental information collection: harmonising Australia’s approaches.’

2 September 2020

Assoc. Prof. Will Edwards & Jo Owens,

‘Introducing TERN’s Queensland SuperSites and using TERN flux tower and satellite-derived data to improve evapotranspiration and groundcover modelling.‘


1 July 2020

Prof. Stuart Phinn, Dr Peter Scarth & Alexis McIntyre

‘Effectively linking Australian Government with industry environmental monitoring using research infrastructure and research.’

Other TERN Webinars

11 February 2021

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance annual report seminar recording

Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, the Lead of TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance platform, provides an update on the highlights and challenges of 2020 and a preview of the team’s plans for 2021. The webinar includes a brief introduction to TERN, its ecosystem surveillance monitoring infrastructure platform, and a summary of the work of the sub-teams within the group including research and development, field, technical, operations and communication.

OzFlux Ecosystem Exchange Webinar Series

4 May 2021

Dr Jamie Cleverly

‘The ecological processes that shape Australia’s ecosystems.’

4 March 2021

Dr Caitlin Moore

‘Bioenergy crop fluxes and an a-maize-ing conundrum.’ 

OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of OzFlux—the TERN-supported Australian and New Zealand eddy-covariance flux research community.  This virtual conference celebrated and reflected on the achievements of OzFlux and its contributions to global flux science. It also examined lessons learnt and the future contribution of flux data to ecosystem forecasting capabilities.

Click here to access recordings of the sessions.